GOP's Cassidy criticizes Landrieu's keg assist
BATON ROUGE - Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's leading Republican opponent says she shouldn't have helped a Louisiana State University football fan drink upside-down from a beer keg at a recent tailgate party.
Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy said people shouldn't applaud the widely circulated photo of Landrieu holding a spigot to pour beer into a man's mouth.
Citing his work as a doctor and his role as a parent, the GOP congressman said Wednesday that "keg stands" and other binge-drinking activities should be discouraged and are not "something to celebrate."
Landrieu, in a tight race for a fourth term, has shrugged off criticism that's resulted mostly on social media, saying people "need to get a sense of humor." Tailgating and keg stands, she said, are "just the way we roll" in Louisiana.